CIMA Announces Canadian Blast Line-Up for MIDEM 2014

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January 10, 2014
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January 11, 2014: CIMA announces the line-up for the sixth annual Canadian Blast showcase series at MIDEM in Cannes, France. Nine Canadian artists are showcasing at Morrisons (10 rue Teisseire) in the heart of Cannes.

Canadian Blast showcases confirmed for Saturday, February 1 include Andy Shauf (Kelp Records) and Factor featuring Evil Ebenezer and Def 3 (Fake Four Inc.) – both presented by SaskMusic; David Morin (Bombay Records); Trish (Global Gift Entertainment) and Your Favorite Enemies (Hopeful Tragedy Records.)

On Monday, February 3, OMDC presents The Ontario Showcase featuring Lindsay Broughton (Curve Music); D.O. (Northstarr Entertainment); Ghost Town Orchestra (Gunner Recordings) and The Little Black Dress (Fullcc Music Group - Full Capacity Concerts)


For more information or to register with the Canada Stand, please contact Kathy Hahn, Tradeshow Coordinator, CIMA at 416-485-3152, Ext 227 Also watch for updates on Canadian Blast's website, linked here.


ABOUT MIDEM (Le Marché International du Disque et de l'Édition Musicale)

February 1-4, 2014 – Le Palais des Festivals, Cannes: MIDEM is the world’s largest trade show for the independent music sector where music professionals from across the world meet face to face to do business and build partnerships. With the changes to the music industry and advent of new technologies, MIDEM has emerged as the single largest concentration of music business opportunities for digital companies in the world. It’s the global transaction platform for the music industry where Internet, Mobile & Technology professionals converge to showcase new solutions, source the freshest cross-platform content, share new business models and build relationships at the world’s largest gathering of music industry players.. Last year’s event attracted 6,400 delegates from 3,000 companies, 450 artists and 350 journalists from 73 countries.


CIMA created the first national stand in the world when they introduced the Canada Stand at MIDEM in 1978. The Canada Stand at MIDEM has since become a landmark destination as MIDEM’s longest-standing, most-established and most-recognized national pavilion. Participation with the Canada Stand at MIDEM is a proven gateway for Canadians to initiate relationships and create revenue generating and re-sale opportunities in the global arena.

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry. CIMA works proactively to assist the independent sector to expand business opportunities and partnerships in the international marketplace by providing strategic support for Canadian companies at trade missions, key international trade shows and conferences around the world.

Canadian Blast, an initiative of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), includes a range of performances, business services and events around the globe providing access to the trendsetting, vibrant and internationally focused Canadian music industry. Canadian Blast at MIDEM 2014 is the result of the efforts of many individuals and companies, including CIMA's partners and sponsors: Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA), Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through GOA/DFAIT and MEC/Canadian Heritage), Harvard Broadcasting, Music Managers Forum (Canada), Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Radio Starmaker Fund, and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).

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